Other foreign, non-Arab governments committing a handful of aircraft to the campaign, or dare I say 'crusade,' against the Islamic State are Australia, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark.
23/24 September 2014: Unconstitutional American airstrikes (meaning these airstrikes were not authorized by the U.S. Congress) on Syrian territory against Islamic State military facilities began last evening at about 2030 hours Eastern Daylight Time and included both manned strike aircraft and Tomahawk cruise missiles. There is no confirmation as yet, but the airstrikes also reportedly included aircraft from some of the GCC nations as well as aircraft from the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Prophetically, this military action in Syria elicits the Sheba/Dedan/merchants of Tarshish alliance referred to in Ezekiel 38:13.
It also appears as if the vast majority of the targets which were struck were in the vicinity of Raqqa, Syria, the proclaimed capital of the Islamic State, and were executed without the express request or permission of Bashar al-Assad's government in Damascus. These strikes appear to have been minimal as the battle damage assessment images show the target structures were still basically intact. Other targets just west of Aleppo, Syria where the newly emergent Al Qaeda franchise known as "Khorasan" were also allegedly struck due to claimed intelligence reports had them directly involved in the final stages of a planned attack against the US homeland or European allies. No European or NATO aircraft participated in these strikes.
This specific type of intelligence directly invokes the notion that the US intelligence had gained HUMINT derived knowledge of the inner workings of the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist "Khorasan" cell which was publicly identified for the first time just days ago by US government sources. I'm not sure I fully buy into this explanation as it appears to be far too convenient and politically expedient of an excuse for the American coffee cup saluting Commander-In-Chief (see image above) to issue and have immediately executed an illegal (U.S. Constitution and standing International Law) order to US military forces. There is something else to this that is unmistakable.
DO NOT be deceived! This "Khorasan" group is Al Qaeda by yet another made-up name. Al Qaeda in Syria, a/k/a al-Nusra, and Al Qaeda in Iraq, a/k/a Islamic State, according to the Obama Administration were defeated, destroyed and the Global War on Terror was declared over, especially in Iraq. So Obama brought the troops home. This is no war being started just weeks prior to an important election in the United States, this is just one of the promised "overseas contingency operations." The "Khorasan" group has long worked hand-in-hand with other Al Qaeda branch offices in Yemen (AQAP) and Pakistan (Al Qaeda Prime).
The total absence of left-of-center activists and political demonstrations in the United States against an overt act of war in a foreign nation is both deeply disturbing and highly instructive at the same time. These are the "optics" I am paying attention to at the present time, the rest appears to be window dressing for some other agenda. We may see that agenda on full display today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Will Obama complete his circumvention of U.S. Constitutional Law by seeking carte blanche U.N. authorization for his Syrian adventure?
25 September 2014: The answer to the above question is in the affirmative. However, it was presented to the General Assembly of the United Nations in the most pompous, narcissistic manner and was laced with totally discredited marxist invective and demonstrated an unprecedented level of naivete. In short, an American president made a complete fool of himself and, by extension, all of us. Obama invoked a worldview which has no basis in reality because it exists nowhere but within his own ideological mindset. His speech was incoherent and non-cohesive. Obama's General Assembly speech was a nonstarter which guaranteed that the U.N. Security Council, chaired by many heads of state, would adore it and adopt it in a further enhancement of global disaster which we all know is coming like a flood upon this world. A truly global war on a non-defined enemy, but anyone the "State" deems to be a threat, has just been declared by the United Nations Security Council.